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Wang Qingsong is an internaionally known artist who studied at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and currently lives in Beijing. He produces large scale staged photographs addressing issues around the hopes, fears and desires of contemporary Chinese from migrant workers to the newly affluent middle class. His works have been included in the Gwangju Biennale (2000); Constructed Reality – Conceptual Photography from Beijing, Hong Kong Arts Center (2001); Over One Billion Served, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2004); Acting the Part – the History of Staged Photography, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2006), Rencontres d’Arles (2007) and Shanghai Biennale (2008).
The JCI Lecture Series is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Art History Visual Art and Theory, the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing, and the Department of Anthropology.